An easy way to get from Seattle to Whistler in the summer is taking a seaplane from Richmond BC to Whistler on Harbour Air over the Sea to Sky Highway

A real Sea to Sky Experience from Seattle to Richmond BC to Whistler with Harbour Air Seaplanes in the Summer

July 13, 2019

Whistler used to be a really special day trip for me when I was in school growing up in Canada.  We’d get on the bus early in the morning in Coquitlam and be whisked away to the mountains for a day of skiing and be back at night for our parents to pick us up. […]

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Funko Headquarters in Everett is a great stop between Vancouver BC and Seattle on a road trip with kids

If the Funko Headquarters in Everett is on your Seattle Bucketlist with kids

July 7, 2019

I had no idea what a “Funko Pop” was when I heard that Funko Headquarters opened up to the public in Everett about a year and a half ago.  I still don’t totally understand them but they seem to be vinyl collectibles of pop culture icons like Jurassic Park and Marvel characters, movies stars and […]

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seattle with kids summer bucket list for a unicorn summer in 2019 (and where to get a tasty unicorn macaron in seattle)

Seattle with kids: a bucket list for a unicorn summer in 2019

June 28, 2019

We’re always told that we only get 18 summers with our kids and I can’t believe we’re already on our 11th summer in Seattle with these guys.  One of the ways we make the most of our summer is by making a summer bucket list.  We’ve been doing this for many years now.  Usually I […]

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The Sakura Club at the Conrad Washington DC is a great place to stay for families if you travel to Washington DC with kids in tow

From Seattle, Washington to the other Washington and staying at the Sakura Club Conrad Washington DC

June 27, 2019

I fell into a wormhole researching cherry blossoms in Japan for a recent trip that made me realize that many other places in the world have amazing cherry blossom festivals too.  Now there is a whole list of places I want to go to during cherry blossom season and I love how these beautiful sakura blossoms […]

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meditation and mindfulness for kids activities with zafooz

Zafooz your way to mindfulness and meditation for kids this summer

June 23, 2019

The post below includes products I received for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links I’m learning more and more that we all just need to take a little time to be present. For me, when I find […]

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Staying at the Tokyo Station hotel with kids in February

If you stay at the Tokyo Station Hotel with kids, don’t miss out like we did on the Pokemon Cafe

June 19, 2019

On our last trip to Japan, my husband had an ACL injury and I wanted to make sure the hotels we booked were close to all the things we wanted to visit so he didn’t have to walk too far.  In the past we have stayed in Tokyo in Shibuya at the Hotel Century Souther […]

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Driving a Porsche Cayenne through water on a Porsche Off Road Experience in Whistler with Canadian Wilderness Adventures

The Porsche Off Road Driving Experience in Whistler-an experience gift for dad or maybe for yourself

June 14, 2019

Believe it or not, getting the chance to try a Porsche Off Road Driving Experience was not what first drew me to a “wings and wheels” media trip to Richmond and Whistler BC. I was actually fairly terrified by the whole idea of it but was blinded by the fact that I would get to […]

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Eating a crab feast at Crabpot Seattle with family

Crabpot Seattle with Kids is a Fun Family Tradition, especially with a picture-perfect carousel nearby

June 11, 2019

My Auntie Sal who lives in Vancouver BC is a huge fan of the Crabpot restaurant on Seattle’s waterfront and she has loved it for years.  So of course she told my little niece and nephew about this restaurant and how much fun she has putting on her seafood bib, watching the seafood get dumped […]

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balcony views from the ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort in Okinawa on a trip to Japan with kids

Four days in Okinawa on a trip to Japan with kids

June 5, 2019

If you are traveling from Seattle, flying to Tokyo is usually about a nine hour flight-I like to justify a family trip to Tokyo to travelers with kids by saying it’s just a few hours more than a flight to Hawaii which is a very popular destination for families in the Pacific Northwest.  And because […]

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kids playing in Kochi Japan

Hirome Ichiba, Nichiyo-ichi Market and a few places you want to visit in Japan but haven’t heard of yet

May 28, 2019

Being from Seattle, we are very proud of our Pike Place Market.  I’ve spent lot of time volunteering there and I’m always happy to tell people it’s not just a tourist attraction or a place to shop, but every single penny given to Rachel or Billie the famous market piggy banks, goes to support a […]

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Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Seattle

What I learned about sustainability in Seattle and beyond at the Seattle Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit

May 22, 2019

Recently I was invited to go to the Seattle Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit and I was so honored to attend and learn about what companies in our region and all around the world are doing to help our planet.  Last year was my first time at this conference and I learned a lot about REI and […]

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Japanese Souffle Pancakes and where to find them in the Pacific Northwest

Japanese Souffle pancakes in the Pacific Northwest?

May 18, 2019

Is anyone else out there obsessed about Japanese Souffle pancakes?  I first saw these thick, fluffy pancakes on Instagram and put them on my bucket list of things to try in Japan.  I remembered seeing lined-up pancake restaurants when the kids were smaller when we visited Tokyo and now I realize these lineups were probably […]

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Trying out Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer Spray to Cover my Gray Roots and be able to root touch up at home between salon appointments

Celebrating Milestones and Getting rid of my Gray Roots with Gray Away Temporary Root Concealer Spray

May 14, 2019

This post was sponsored by Gray Away as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This year I’m facing a milestone birthday and I’m starting to feel like I’m really actually getting older.  And even though I’m thankful for my years, I’m having trouble with some of […]

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in-N-Out near Clutter's Park near LAX where you can watch the airplanes touchdown at the airport

An In-N-Out burger right near LAX that’s perfect for people who love to see airplanes touchdown

May 8, 2019

Have you ever been to In-n-Out Burger?  My vegetarian boyfriend (now husband) was the first to introduce me to In-N-Out Burger back in Los Angeles, California when one of us wasn’t even in our twenties yet. It’s one of my favorite restaurants he told me, as I looked at the menu in total disbelief and […]

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The Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs and other famous Palm Springs hotels that will help you plan your Palm Springs itinerary

A closer look at some famous Palm Springs hotels and some itinerary ideas for your Palm Springs trip

April 29, 2019

Last month I was in Palm Springs for Alt Summit-a conference for creatives-and this year it was spread out between four famous Palm Springs hotels: the Saguaro Palm Springs, the Ace Hotel, The Riviera and the Parker Hotel. The conference was in Palm Springs for six days and five nights and I was definitely torn […]

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kids' play area at the Panama Hotel in Seattle

Seattle restaurants with play areas for kids that you might want to know about if you travel here with your family

April 24, 2019

It’s been a long time since my kids have needed a play area at a restaurant but I remember the days when it was so much easier to eat with the kids or eat with friends together with ALL of our kids when we knew there was an area that the little ones could hang […]

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Why you need to see Prince from Minneapolis at MoPop if you are an Instagram Influencer

April 10, 2019

In the Instagram world there is so much talk about how to produce a “good” Instagram feed.  Do you hire photographers?  Do you choose a specific filter?  And how do you create and curate your own style?  I recently went to Alt Summit in Palm Springs where over 1500 creatives gathered to talk about trends […]

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If you have 24 hours in Nagoya you have time to visit the Toyota Kaikan Museum and Plant Tour and the Toyota Commemorative Museum with kids

If you love Toyota cars or visiting factories, you need at least a night in Nagoya Japan

April 4, 2019

A few years ago, my husband ended up in Nagoya Japan for work to see a Toyota Factory at the Toyota Kaikan Museum and Plant Tour and he wouldn’t stop talking about it-apparently it was the most amazing factory he had ever seen.  For many people this would have been a comparison of maybe one […]

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eating out with kids in Ballard Seattle at Gather Kitchen and Bar

A Ballard neighborhood restaurant with travel inspired fare that you need to know about now in Seattle

April 1, 2019

If you haven’t been to Ballard lately it might be easy to get lost. There are so many new buildings and restaurants popping up everyday! (And isn’t that like the rest of Seattle these days too?) I was invited with my family to Gather Kitchen and Bar to try out their menu and because we […]

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where to see cherry blossoms in Seattle and around the world in Spring

Cherry blossoms in Seattle and around the World in Spring

March 24, 2019

I know it’s supposed to be the groundhog that tells us that it’s spring but for me it’s totally the cherry blossoms.  When we seem the fluffy pink blooms pop up like party confetti balls in Seattle I know it’s time to celebrate that the worst of our winter weather is over and we’ll likely […]

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